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Sydney Swans coach John Longmire unhappy with live vision of distressed Paddy McCartin


SYDNEY coach John Longmire has expressed his frustration that footage of a distraught Paddy McCartin was proven stay through the Swans’ win over Hawthorn.

The reborn defender was captured by cameras within the Swans’ rooms after he was subbed out of Monday’s sport with concussion.

McCartin has an extended and torrid historical past with head knocks, and the previous No.1 draft decide’s profession at St Kilda was reduce brief due to them.

The 26-year-old has solely returned to the AFL this yr after spending a season with the Swans’ VFL facet.

McCartin will miss Sydney’s blockbuster conflict with Brisbane on Sunday as a result of AFL’s 12-day concussion protocols.

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However Longmire believes it was irresponsible for Fox Footy to broadcast footage of McCartin instantly.

The 2012 premiership coach will take into account elevating the problem with the AFL and broadcasters.

Sydney’s Paddy McCartin grabs his head after a collision towards Hawthorn in spherical six, 2022. Image: Michael Willson, AFL Pictures

“(McCartin’s) feeling fine,” Longmire stated on Wednesday.

“The complicating issue with Paddy was in all probability the imaginative and prescient and what the imaginative and prescient does not present is context or background and leaves issues open for interpretation with out realizing the details behind it.

“The fact was he felt wonderful, despite the fact that some individuals in all probability jumped to conclusions through the course of the sport.

“He was simply upset he could not get again out on the bottom, to start with, then he knew it could rule him out for this week.

“I feel should you perceive the context of what he is been via then that is comprehensible.

“Personally, I do not suppose imaginative and prescient needs to be proven at half-time in these conditions.

“I noticed (Port Adelaide star) Ollie Wines was wired up and had just a few points, however nobody knew about it and I do not suppose that ought to have been proven as properly.

“I feel that is a difficulty for the AFL Gamers Affiliation to take up.

“It is about gamers’ household, and associates and an entire community of individuals watching that as properly.

“He felt terrific, his feelings had been purely based mostly on the actual fact he was dominated out of the sport and can miss this week.

“You can understand there’s a bit of anxiety with Paddy when he goes into that process from what he’s been through.”

Paddy McCartin leaves the sector with teammates after Sydney’s win over Hawthorn in spherical six, 2022. Image: AFL Pictures

Younger ahead Logan McDonald additionally suffered a concussion through the come-from-behind win towards the Hawks and can miss this weekend.

Veteran tall Sam Reid appears to be like set to come back again into the facet to switch McDonald.

Dynamite ahead Tom Papley stays on observe to play his first sport of the season after struggling a hamstring harm in a apply match final month.



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